893.50 Recovery/1–1949

The Administrator of the Economic Cooperation Administration (Hoffman) to the Acting Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Lovett: The Economic Cooperation Administration in consultation with the Chinese Government made tentative allocations for reconstruction and replacement projects on Taiwan, as shown on the attached table.26 Preliminary engineering work is under way on all but one or two of these projects.

I should very much appreciate an indication of your views as to whether ECA might appropriately proceed with actual procurement on all or some of these projects, such procurement to be undertaken in each case after completion of the pre-project engineering with respect thereto.

Sincerely yours,

Paul G. Hoffman
  1. Not printed; tentative allocations totaled $14,125,000.